VSU Quick Facts

Proposal Preparation Fact Sheet

Some granting agencies may request the following information on the proposal cover sheet

VSU Authorized Official:

Makola M. Abdullah
P. O. Box 9001
Tel:  804-524-5070      
Fax: 804-524-6506
Email: president@vsu.edu

VSU Authorized Representative:

M. Omar Faison
Associate Professor, Biology
Associate Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Graduate Studies
Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA 23806
Tel:  804-586-8171

Dotty Waters
Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
P. O. Box 9704
Tel:  804-524-1040
Fax: 804-524-6518
Email: dwaters@vsu.edu


Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806-0001

Congressional District – 4th (Enter VA-004 in grants.gov applications.)
Senate District – 16th
Virginia House District – 63rd

Indirect Cost Rates (F & A Costs):

All On-Campus programs: 44.00%

All Off-Campus programs: 20.00%

These predetermined rates are multiplied by a BASE of modified total direct costs (MTDC) and are effective from 07/01/2021 to 06/30/2025.

Indirect cost agreement with the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) on 04/02/2021.

DHHS POC and Phone is Wheatford Ashby, 214-767-3261

Fringe Benefit Rates:

37% of salaries and wages for full-time employees; 7.65% for part-time employees.

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS NO):




Federal ID Number (EIN/TIN):


Commercial and Government Entity Number (CAGE NO.): 


Federalwide Assurance Number for Protection of Human Subjects: